Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: This focus of this thesis is to answer the question, why aren't black churches being planted and what are the problems as to why black churches aren't church planting. Interviews were conducted for this particular research. The questions were structured to learn more about their organizational structure, leadership style and their opinions on planting churches. It was also designed to learn if the effects of black liberation theology are still in existence. In the conclusion of this research, the findings are that there are many pastors who desire to plant churches but feel like they lack the resources to accomplish this goal. The other crippling factor is the ongoing practice of black liberation theology that is practiced in many predominately black churches today.